Please find materials for health visitors to inform their work when supporting families in accessing evidence-based information about sexual and reproductive health.
Resources to support practice
GPP - Postnatal contraception
The health visitors’ universal reach in the postnatal and interpregnancy period provides an ideal opportunity to influence preconception care, including using contraception for pregnancy spacing and promoting ways to maximise health in this time. The interval between childbirth and subsequent conception is known as the interpregnancy interval. Optimal pregnancy spacing and pregnancy planning are important.
GPP – Preconception nutrition
The period before pregnancy is increasingly recognised as a critical window of opportunity to reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases in both mother and child. Sub-optimal nutritional status before pregnancy can affect egg and sperm quality; and from the moment of conception, the growing embryo is extremely sensitive to its nutritional environment. This GPP explores the topic of preconception nutrition and the health visitor’s role in supporting women and families with this.
e-learning Programme to support Sexual and Reproductive Health
This programme comprises three sections to support health visitors to integrate the promotion of sexual and reproductive health into their work with all families.